Everyone has their favorite type of BBQ—whether it’s the bold flavors of Texas brisket, or the tasty tomato-based Kansas-style everyone has grown to love. There is one thing every CatHead’s BBQ patron will agree on—Richard and Pam Schafer do it all deliciously!
Located in SOMA near the 101 FWY, CatHead’s BBQ is a stone’s throw away from the Mission and Downtown. This husband and wife duo have been smoking up some serious BBQ in San Francisco since 2008 as a pop-up, but opened the doors to their SOMA location in January of 2012. As you walk through their entrance on Folsom Street, you are greeted with the sweet and smoky flavors of BBQ. The fun, country vibe can be attributed to the reclaimed Petaluma barn wood used throughout the venue. Pam maintains two large BBQ pits throughout the day, a rare find in San Francisco.
Richard and Pam put a twist on what they call “good country cooking.” This theme is evident throughout their menu, from their sweet tea BBQ chicken to their habanero or mustard slaw. A Zerocater favorite is their pimento mac and cheese, which has just enough kick to set it apart from any mac and cheese you have had before. Their Coca-Cola smoked brisket is another crowd pleaser, made in one of their two pits and smoked to perfection. Their famous homemade CatHead biscuits with honey butter and pepper jam is enough to have every serious BBQ lover coming back for more.
If you’re in San Francisco and looking for amazing BBQ, visit CatHead’s at 1665 Folsom Street—open everyday of the week except Tuesday!